Teen identified as victim in deadly South Bend shooting

Published: Oct. 21, 2022 at 4:13 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - South Bend Police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting in the city Friday afternoon.

Police were called around 3:30 p.m. to the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.

When they arrived, they found a male victim, identified as 16-year-old Noelle Riggins, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Riggins was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been notified. His autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.


“It doesn’t matter if it’s on a busy street or in an abandoned alley. Any time somebody loses a life it adds another layer of tragedy and also another layer of urgency for our detectives to bring some justice and to get some answers. This is a human life we are talking about,” said Media Liaison for the South Bend Police Department Ashley O’Chap

Police say there is no ongoing threat to the public.

The South Bend Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit is investigating.

There is no word on any possible suspect(s). If you have any information on this shooting, you’re asked to call Michiana Crime Stoppers at 574-288-STOP or 800-342-STOP. You can also visit p3tips.com/203.

“Even the littlest bit of information can be so helpful. What may seem insignificant to you, being that you saw a car drive by, or you saw an individual, or something looked out of place that just didn’t sit right with you at the moment, you never know what that bit of information may do for a case,” said O’Chap.

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